A woman with a life-threatening pregnancy in the Archdiocese of Chicago has been inexplicably healed, and the miracle is being credited to the intercession of Cardinal John Henry Newman, meaning his canonization could happen as early as this year.
Pope Benedict XVI beatified Newman in Birmingham in 2010.
The miraculous healing that led to his beatification was also of an American. Deacon Jack Sullivan, a permanent deacon serving near Boston, inexplicably recovered from a crippling spinal condition after praying for Newman’s intercession.
“It looks now as if Newman might be canonized, all being well, later next year,” Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has said.